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October 9, 1997



UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Dendritic Cells and IL-12: From Birth to Death,"

Michael Shurin, surgery; W995 BST, noon

History Lecture

"Asian Pioneers in the Eastern United States: The Chinese in Beaver Falls,"

Edward Rhoads, U. of Texas; 3P01 FQ, noon

Chemistry Colloquium

"In-Vivo Monitoring Using Enzyme Microelectrodes,"

George Wilson, U. of Kansas; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

Geology/Planetary Science Seminar

"Photogeology of the Earth From Orbit,"

Jay Apt, Carnegie Museum of Natural History; 203 Thaw, 3:45 pm

Chemistry Colloquium

"Studies in Bioorganic Chemistry,"

Ted Widlanski, Indiana U.; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Salt and Blood Pressure,"

Lewis Kuller, GSPH; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Toastmasters For faculty, staff & students who want to improve their public speaking skills; 5G57 FQ, 6-7:30 pm


Graduate/Professional School Fair

WPU, 10 am-3 pm (624-7129)

Pharmacology Seminar

"Phosphatidylserine Oxidation and Translocation During Apoptosis,"

James Fabisiak; 1395 BST, noon (648-9420)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"The Evolution of Scientific Argument,"

Alan Gross, U. of Minn.; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Bloodborne Pathogen Training/Hepatitis B Vaccine

Bendedum Aud., 1-3 pm (624-9505)

Japan Information Ctr. Lecture

"The Bill of Rights for Women in the Constitution of Japan,"

Beate Sirota Gordon; 2M56 FQ, 2 pm (648-7617)

Anthropology Colloquium

"At Home, But Not at Home: Filipina Narratives of Ambivalent Returns,"

Nicole Constable; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

CMU/Pitt Joint Logic Colloquium

"Quantum Logical Semantics, Historical Truths and Interpretations in Art,"

Marisa Dalla Chiara, Florence Ctr. for History & Philosophy of Science; 255A Baker Hall, CMU, 4 pm


Johnstown Campus Workshop

"Combating Juvenile Fire-Setting: Developing a Comprehensive Community Response";

and Oct. 12, Living/Learning Ctr., UPJ, 8 am-5 pm (814-269-2963)


Johnstown Campus Performance

"The Velveteen Rabbit";

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 2 pm (814-269-7200)

Heinz Chapel Choir Fall Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm (624-4125)

Intercultural Pot Luck Supper

First Baptist Church, Bayard & Bellefield, 5 pm (To register: 383-1813)


Medieval/Renaissance Studies Lecture

"Bridewell, Bedlam and the Stage: State Violence and Gender Ideology in English Renaissance City Comedy,"

Jean Howard, Columbia; 501 CL, 3 pm (624-6485)

Senate Council Meeting

2P56 FQ, 3 pm

Biology Seminar

"Check-Points and Gatekeep-ers: On the Road to Cell Determination,"

Richard Carthew; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Film Studies Screening

"Romper Stomper"; 1K56 FQ, 9-11 pm (683-6645)

Tuesday Organization Development Workshop

"360 Degree Evaluations," Jean Ferketish; 100 Craig, 9 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

Parenting Seminar

"Whose Homework Is This Anyway? Mine or My Child's?"

Greg Wittig, Falk School; WPU Dining Rm. B, noon-1 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Proportions and Identity: The Aesthetic Aspect of Symmetry,"

Giora Hon, U. of Haifa; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Johnstown Campus Film

"Whiskey Rebels";

134 Blackington Hall, UPJ, 7 pm

Music on the Edge Concert

Rolf Schulte, violin; FFA Aud., 8 pm


Blood Drive

FQ Galleria & 15th fl. BST, 8 am-2 pm (383-1628)

KGSB Seminar

"Process Mapping";

244 CL, 9 am-4:30 pm (648-1600)

Organization Development Workshop

"Parking & Transportation";

Parking Pavilion, 9 am-noon (To register: 624-8046)

HA&A Colloquium "Learning in the Museum,"

Sylvia Rohr; 203 FFA, noon

Student Health Seminar

"Taking Care of Yourself With Examinations for Prevention";

Medical Arts Bldg., 5th fl. health education conf. rm., noon-1 pm (383-1813)

History Lecture

"Tropical Manors, Brutish Campesinos, and Communist Knaves: Reform, Counterin-surgency and the Agrarian Question in Depression-Era Columbia,"

Michael Jimenez; 3P11 FQ, noon (648-7459)

Human Resources Transfer Information Session

100 Craig, 12:15-12:45 pm

Pathology Seminar

"Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor: Molecular Mechanisms of Neuro-Oncogenesis,"

Charleen Chu, Duke; 618 Scaife, 4 pm

UPCI Molecular Oncology Seminar

"Negative Control of Cell Cycle Transitions,"

Stephen Elledge, Baylor; W1095 BST, 4 pm

Cell Biology/Physiology Seminar

"Plasma Membrane Capacitance and Dielectric Relaxations: More Than You Ever Wanted to Know,"

Sandy Helman, U. of Ill.; S216 BST, 4-5 pm

University Chamber Orchestra Concert

Music by Beethoven, Busoni, Henry Cowell and Greg Speicher;

Bellefield Aud., 8 pm

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"Well-Characterized Alkylidene and Alkylidyne Complexes as Catalysts for the 'Metathesis' of Olefins and Acetylenes,"

Richard Schrock, MIT; Chevron Ashe Aud., 8:15 pm


UPCI Immunology Seminar

"Immunoproteasome Assembly,"

Thomas Andrew Griffin, Children's Hospital Medical Ctr. Cincinnati; W995 BST, noon

Medical Ethics Lecture

"What Is a Good Death? Culture, Tradition and the Current Practice of Palliative Care,"

David Barnard, PSU; Scaife lecture rm. 1, noon-1 pm

West European Studies Lecture

"Mass Support for European Integration: Does Economic Prosperity Matter?"

Chuck Lyon, political science; 4E51 FQ, noon (To register: 648-7405)

Organization Development Workshop

"ISIS: Confidentiality & Security Issues,"

Samuel Conte; 342 Craig, 1-4 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Bayer Chemistry Lecture

"New Amido Ligands for Early Transition Metal Chemistry and the Development of Group 4 Catalysts for the Living Polymerization of Terminal Olefins,"

Richard Schrock, MIT; Chevron Ashe Aud., 2:30 pm

University Senate Plenary Session

"Pitt in Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania: Perils and Possibilities";

WPU Ballroom, 3-5 pm (624-6504)

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Metallothionein and Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species,"

Bruce Pitt, anesthesia; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Classics Lecture

"Verbal Adjectives in Sophocles: Necessity and Morality,"

Seth Schein, U. of CA; 149 CL, 8 pm


Pharmacology Seminar

"Why Acidify? New Approaches to Determine the Function of Acidification in Biosynthetic and Endocytic Traffic,"

Ora Weisz, medicine; 1395 BST, noon (648-9420)

Human Genetics Seminar

"Genetics of Reproduction and Its Evolutionary Significance,"

Thomas Gill, experimental pathology; G23 GSPH, noon-1 pm

Pgh. Film Colloquium Meeting

"Film in the 21st Century,"

Lucy Fischer, film studies; Brady Lewis, Pgh. Filmmakers, and David Craig, Regan Company, New York; 239 CL, 2 pm (422-1573)

Anthropology Colloquium

"Returning to the Landscape of a New Nation: Environmentalism, Conservation and Culture in Post-Socialist Slovakia,"

Edward Snajdr; 3D10 FQ, 3 pm

Ctr. for American Politics & Society Lecture

"Activism Among Activists: A Case Study,"

M. Kent Jennings, U. of CA; 4K56 FQ, 3:15 pm

History & Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Quantum Logic and Indeterminacy,"

Itamar Pitowsky, Hebrew U.; 817R CL, 3:30 pm

Caribbean/Latin American Assn. Meeting

WPU Dining Rm. A, 6:30 pm (688-9453)


Survival Skills Workshop

"Moving On: Looking for a Job or Postdoctoral Position";

1P56 FQ, 9 am-4:30 pm (To register: 624-7098)


Dear Friends Musical Performance

"Nevin and Carter: Together Again";

Stephen Foster Aud., 2:30 pm (624-4100)

Bach Cantatas Concert

Heinz Chapel, 3 pm

Johnstown Campus Performance


Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, 7 pm (814-269-7200)


KGSB Seminar

"Fundamentals of Finance & Accounting";

through Oct. 22, 208 CL, 9 am-4:30 pm (648-1600)

Intercultural Bag Lunch

Med. Arts Bldg. Suite 500, noon (383-1813)

Latin American Studies Lecture

"The Gap Between Market and Democracy in Mexico and China: A Case for Comparative Contextual Analysis,"

Tim Cheek, Colorado Coll.; 4E51 FQ, noon-1 pm

Biology Seminar

"The SRP Pathway in E. Coli,"

Harris Bernstein, NIH; 169 Crawford, 4:15 pm

Jewish/Religious Studies Lecture

"Three Perennial Issues in Jewish Ethics,"

Lewis Newman, Carleton Coll.; WPU lower lounge, 7:30 pm (624-3007)

Film Studies Screening

"Hammer and Sickle"; 1K56 FQ, 9-11 pm (683-6645)


Parenting Seminar

"Talking Back, or, Did That Really Come Out of MY Child's Mouth?"

James Bozigar, Children's Hospital; WPU Dining Rm. B, noon-1 pm (To register: 624-8046)

West European Studies Lecture

"The Silence of the Germans and the Dilatory, Apathetic Memorialization of the Rosenstrasses Protest,"

Nathan Stoltzfus, FSU; 4E51 FQ, noon

Ctr. for Philosophy of Science Lecture

"Reichenbach's Common Cause Principle and Quantum Field Theory,"

Miklos Redei, Lorand Eotvos U., Hungary; 817R CL, 12:05 pm

Sociology Lecture

"Computational Sociology: Simulating Social Systems,"

Norman Hummon; 2R51 FQ, 12:30-1:30 pm (648-7587)

Women's Studies Event

"Question and Answer Session With Poet Frances Driscoll, Author of 'The Rape Poems'";

501 CL, 3-4 pm (624-6506)

Chemistry Colloquium

"Synthesis and Properties of Highly Ethynylated Complexes of Iron, Manganese and Cobalt,"

Uwe Bunz, U. of SC; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

English Dept. Poetry Reading

By Frances Driscoll: "The Rape Poems";

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, 81 S. 19th St., 8 pm (624-6506)


Pathology Seminar

"The Human Placenta: Parasite or Allograph?"

Christopher Redman, U. of Oxford; Sheraton at Station Square, 8 am (648-1040)

KGSB Seminar

"Executive Course in Marketing Management";

through Oct. 24, 244 CL, 9 am-4:30 pm (648-1600)

Organization Development Workshop

"Supervisory Skills: Core Skills,"

Shirley Tucker; 100 Craig, 9 am-5 pm (To register: 624-1600)

HA&A Colloquium

"Favorite Fallbacks";

203 FFA, noon Memorial Service For political science professor emeritus Richard Cottam, who died Aug. 29, 1997; Heinz Chapel, 2 pm

Dementia Care Seminar

"Session II: Retrain: Don't Restrain";

Vocational Rehab. Ctr., 1323 Forbes Ave., 3-6 pm (To register: 261-5040)


History Lecture

"'In the Foreign Field': Salesmen and American Expansionism at the Turn of the Century,"

Elizabeth Watkins, Historical Society of Western PA; 3P01 FQ, noon

Law Alumni Business Leaders Program

"Panel I: Senior Corporate Attorneys";

Teplitz Courtroom, School of Law, noon-1:30 pm

Organization Development Workshop

"Building Trust,"

Kate McConnell; 100 Craig, 1-4 pm (To register: 624-8046)

Chemistry Lecture

"Self-Assembly and the Synthesis and Array Formation of Nanoparticles in Solution,"

Bill Gelbart, U. of CA; Chevron Ashe Aud., 4 pm

Clinical Pharmacology Seminar

"Alterations in Renal Vascular Regulation During Pregnancy,"

Tina Hines, nursing; 622 Scaife, 4-5 pm

Toastmasters For faculty, staff and students who want to improve their public speaking skills; 5G57 FQ, 6-7:30 pm

PhD Defense


"The Sophisticated American Voter,"

Paul Goren, political science; Oct. 16, 4L52 FQ, 2:30-4:30 pm


Johnstown Campus Exhibit

"Steel Town";

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Ctr., UPJ, through Oct. 26. (814-269-7234)


Kuntu Repertory Theatre Production

"Tambourines to Glory,"

by Langston Hughes; through Oct. 11, Stephen Foster Aud., Thurs.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 4 pm, Oct. 10 at 11 am and 8 pm (624-7298)

Theatre Arts Production

"Raft of the Medusa,"

directed by C.T. Steele; through Oct. 12, Studio Theatre, Wed.-Sat. 8 pm, Sun. 2 pm, Oct. 11 at 2 and 8 pm (624-7529)

Theatre Arts Strindberg Chamber Plays

"The Pelican,"

directed by Kevin Ewert, and

"After the Fire,"

directed by David Pellegrini;

Oct. 22-Nov. 2, Studio Theatre, Oct. 22-25 & Oct. 28-Nov. 1 8 pm, Oct. 26 & Nov. 1 at 2 pm (624-7529)


Funds for Pilot Projects in Prostate Cancer Research Applications available at Suite 201, Kaufmann Bldg. and are due Oct. 15. (692-2759) Chancellor's Distinguished Research Awards Nomination letters due Oct. 20 to George Klinzing, 801 CL.

Chancellor's Award for Excellence Nominations are due Oct. 28 to Gary Houston, 130 WPU.

Calendar Deadline

The next issue of the University Times calendar will be published Thursday, Oct. 23. It will contain events of Oct. 23-Nov. 6. Information for events during that period must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 16 at 308 Bellefield Hall. Information can be sent by FAX: 624-4579 or e-mail to For additional information, call 624-1376.

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